On Sunday, October 25, 2020, following worship (around 11:15/11:30am), LifeBridge will hold its annual Congregational Voters’ Meeting.
Information and agenda items are below and will be updated as needed until the meeting.
We are discussing ideas for valid and proper voting may be done for members unable to attend. This is an issue with many challenges, but we are doing our best to come up with a good solution.
We also hope to have a live feed of the meeting available below for those unable to make it.
Call to Order
Approval of Minutes
Available below or as a PDF here.
|David Pacher – President||Richard Clayton – Elder||Collin Dwigans – Staff|
|Norma Summers – VP||Giles Montgomery – Elder||Stacy Wills – Staff|
|April Treybig – Secretary||Tegan Summers – Elder||Ryan Pacher – Staff|
|Scott Heitshusen – Pastor||Brackston Nutt – Elder||Ross Bentley – Elder|
|Alan Boehm – Elder||Brad Biss – Elder||Congregation|
David called the meeting to order and opened with a prayer.
First item on the agenda is to approve the minutes from the last voter’s meeting. Ryan moves to accept the minutes from the last meeting. Alan seconds the motion to pass the minutes. The ayes had it and motion passed.
Second item on the agenda is to approve the new youth leader that the youth search team and board have selected – Giles Montgomery. David gave a brief rundown of how the decision was made. There was a unanimous decision by the youth search team to have Giles be the new youth leader. Colton and Pastor Scott gave a few reasons why they chose Giles. Jeff made the motion for Giles to become new youth leader. Tegan seconded the motion. The ayes had it and the motion passed.
Third item on the agenda. Pastor Scott presented the changes to the Synodical constitution; why they are needed and why this ratification is needed. Brackston moved that we approve. David seconded the motion. The ayes had it and the motion passed.
Fourth item on the agenda: Part time communications director position. David explained what the PT Communications Director would do and where/why he and the board feel there is a need for this person. We will be posting the position internally for 7 days, then a group will be put together to interview the applicants and a decision will be made from there.
Susan moved that we post the position and get the ball rolling on the position. Tegan seconded the motion. The ayes had is and the motion passed.
Sue brought up the question about non-members having any voting rights who regularly attend here and tithe. Brief congregation discussion about why the rules are in place and what that would mean for the church.
David gave an update on the land. After negotiation – $21,000 an acre is the deciding cost. LifeBridge will pay half up front (a little over $50,000) and half after the campaign. Current balance is $35,620 for the land fund. Katie asked if there were any considerations in doing a fundraiser to get the funds for the land. David let her know that we have had some discussion about that, but do not want people to feel pressured. Giles closed the meeting with prayer. Giles made a motion to adjourn. Angie seconded. The Ayes had it and the meeting is adjourned.
Nominating Task Force Presentation & Elections
Each year new officers of LifeBridge are needed due to vacancies.
This year the following positions are open and need to be filled:
- Congregational Vice President (Position Description – VP)
- Congregational Treasurer (Position Description – Treasurer)
- Four (4) members of the Board of Elders (Position Description – Elder)
Click to the right of each above for a description of the position, including duties, qualifications, limits, etc. Please read through those position descriptions prior to nominating someone for a position to make sure the person meets the requisites.
Any voting member of LifeBridge may nominate or be nominated for each of these positions (with the gender restriction for those serving on the Board of Elders), with the stipulation that the prior approval of the person being nominated must be secured. (That is, if you are going to nominate someone, talk to them first and get their approval.)
Self-nominations are acceptable.
- Vice President: None
- Treasurer: None
- Elder Position 1: None
- Elder Position 2: None
- Elder Position 3: None
- Elder Position 4: None
Nominations from the Floor
Staff & Ministry Reports
Lay Delegate and Alternate for the Texas District Convention, June 10-12, 2021, in San Marcos
Every three years the Texas District of the LC-MS (our parent denominational body) meets in convention for matters of theology, growth, business, encouragement, vision, fellowship, and more.
Next summer, on June 10-12, 2021, the Texas District will have their next convention. in San Marcos.
Every congregation of the Texas District sends a pastoral and lay delegate.
LifeBridge needs to elect a lay delegate (and alternate, in the event that person cannot serve) for this convention.
The person must be a member of LifeBridge and be available and willing to serve on those dates in San Marcos.
- elect these persons at this meetings,
- delegate the election to another body (like the Board of Directors), or
- have another Voters’ Meeting on another date prior to the deadline (May 10, 2021).
Any questions may be directed to Pastor Heitshusen.
- Pregnancy Center
Worship: Collin Dwigans
Children: Stacy Wills
Youth: Giles Montgomery
Outreach: Angie Wolfe
President: David Pacher
Head Elder: Alan Boehm
Treasurer: Mary Abbott-Gray
One of LifeBridge’s Foundational Principles is “to give 15% or more of the Church’s income for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.”
The following is a summary of what LifeBridge has given away for this effort since 2015!
We praise God for the honor and privileged of helping and serving others!